RICHARD B. ARCHIE MUNSTER, IN Richard B. Archie, age 83 of Munster, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012. Richard was born in Hibbing, MN to Earl and Marjorie Archie. He raised three children along with his wife, Jean in Hammond, IN. Richard graduated from the University of Minnesota
with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, He worked for Inland Steel, until retirement in 1988, where he held many positions from Engineer to Superintendent and also taught Slide Rule Classes at Purdue University
Calumet, for Inland employees as well as Purdue students. Richard was a people person, spending his retirement years doing a variety of things such as managing the Munster Pool, working at the center for Performing Arts and enjoying many hunting and fishing trips to Minnesota. He also found great joy in going to the Minnesota Vikings games and the University of Minnesota sporting events. In his younger years, he was active in many Engineering Societies. Richard was also involved with the Gavit High School Booster Club and Woodmar Babe Ruth and Little League baseball. Richard is survived by his loving wife, Jean; son, Michael (Susan) Archie of Cedar Lake; daughter, Susan (Dave) Smrekar of Ostego, MN; grandchildren: Patti (Greg) Barnes, Richard J. (Kelly) Archie and Alison Archie; great grandchildren: Nolan and Maddie Archie and Kyle Richard Barnes; sister, Margie Bradley of St. Louis Park, MN; daughter-in-law, Cindy Archie; dear friend and adopted daughter, Linda VanDyke; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Larry Archie. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Solan Pruzin Funeral Home & Crematory
, 14 Kennedy Ave. (corner of Main and Kennedy) Schererville with Pastor Mike Gillespie officiating. Cremation at Solan Pruzin
to follow. Friends may call on the family Thursday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the time of service. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Minneapolis, MN. In lieu of flowers, donations to
, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101 or to Hospice of the Calumet Area, 600 Superior, Munster, IN would be appreciated.